Month: August 2020

Now is the Worst Time to Hinder School Choice

While legislation is being considered to aid public schools in dealing with the remote learning crisis, opponents of school choice have added clauses that reduce or eliminate funding to nonclassroom-based charters like Learn4Life. Instead of handicapping a successful method of teaching and engaging students in times of crisis, decision-makers should highlight and adapt traditional public […]

Written by on August 26, 2020

Charters Attacked for Accepting PPP During Pandemic

There are many news articles attacking charter schools for taking advantage of Congress’ Paycheck Protection Program. What many don’t realize is that charters do not have access to other federal aid or low-cost financing options like traditional schools have. In anticipation of stay at home orders, we surveyed our students (at-risk and former dropouts, socio-economically […]

Written by on August 21, 2020

It’s Time to Change to High-intensity Instruction for Middle and High School Students

Educators and parents of all backgrounds are worried about learning loss from the pandemic-driven education upheaval, and school leaders are trying to figure out how teachers can effectively manage 120+ students a day in remote learning. In a recent Teaching from Home survey by Upbeat, 7,195 teachers estimated that only 60 percent of their students are engaged in remote learning on a regular basis, with wide gaps in perceived engagement along racial and socio-economic lines. Teachers working in high-poverty schools and those that […]

Written by on August 14, 2020

Putting Hotspots in the Hands of Our Students

Students who don’t have broadband access are severely disadvantaged during remote instruction, which is part of learning for the next school year. Schools, parents and communities are struggling to pay for a few months of internet access, but we need to recognize we will need a hybrid instruction model moving forward. Learning must take place […]

Written by on August 11, 2020

Bend it Like Tony! Learn4Life Student Playing in MLS

  Tony Leone’s teacher describes him as a humble, bright and successful young man who doesn’t fear pressure. Which is amazing, since he happens to be one of the top youth soccer players in the United States. He started last year with the youth academy of the Los Angeles Football Club, a Major League Soccer […]

Written by on August 11, 2020